Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Brooklyn,
the Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 78.0% of the
Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.9% of America's
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood has more
South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 17.2% have Dominican ancestry.
Irving Ave / Gates Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 74.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
58.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 62,562 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% of America's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 90.1% of the real estate in the Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Irving Ave / Gates Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 67.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America.